Lohner B.I

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Lohner B.I
Prototype model of biplane (27184457773).jpg
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Lohner
First flight 1912
Introduction 1913
Primary user Cross-Pattee-Heraldry.svg Austria-Hungary
Number built 32 [1]
Wingspan 13.5 m (44 ft 2 in) [2]
Engine 90hp Daimler inline
Armament none
Crew 2
Max Speed 115 km/h (71 mph)[3] to 130 km/h (81 mph)[2]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 12:00[3]
Ceiling 2,600 m (8,500 ft)[2]

After four promising Lohner B.I prototypes were completed in 1912, twenty-eight were ordered as Series 11 or Type B, and they were all delivered by mid-1913. Light construction methods meant the planes had insufficient loading margins and they had to be flown with a gentle hand. Four Fliks were using Lohner B.Is when the war began, but they were retired as less fragile planes arrived in the autumn. [1]

Sixteen were converted to dual-control trainers in the form of the Lohner B.I(Fd) Series 73. [4]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Lohner B.I.

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Grosz'93, p.31.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Lamberton, pp.212-213.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Grosz'93, p.32.
  4. Grosz'93, p.309.
Bibliography
  • Peter M. Grosz, George Haddow, and Peter Schiemer. Austro-Hungarian Army Aircraft of World War One. Flying Machines Press, 1993. ISBN 0-9637110-0-8.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962.